Rebar is short for reinforcing bar. What does a rebar reinforce? Concrete. Basically, rebar is used to strengthen concrete under tension in construction projects and anything involving concrete in need of a little help.
By nature and necessity, rebar is therefore extremely strong and dependable stuff, which is why it’s usually made from steel. It can, however, be made from fibreglass where the effects of corrosion and magnetism take precedence over outright strength.
And while rebar comes in all manner of sizes and grades designed to support all kinds of structures from small residential builds to major commercial and industrial structures, it’s notoriously inflexible. It has to be to fulfil its primary supportive role.
Yet, somehow, rebar rods have to be bent and cut to fit the specifications of a build.
Enter the rebar bender, the Uri Geller of the rebar bending world and a machine of Herculean strength. Whether for small residential projects involving relatively thin rebar or huge industrial-based projects bending the thickest reinforced steel, there’s a rebar bending machine to suit.
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Rebar benders vary in bending capacity and come in four categories.
Rebar bending can involve very high torque industrial machinery working with high force to bend seemingly unbendable metal bars with apparent ease. So you may expect that to go hand in hand with a three-phase power supply generating 415 volts.
The good news is that while top-end, heavy-duty reinforced steel work will require a reliable three-phase power supply, a lot of very good rebar bending machines will work perfectly well with stock standard, single phase 240V AC power.
We humans are hard pressed to bend much at all without muscles and the muscles you need your rebar machine to have will come down to the single thickest bar it’s required to bend.
So here are some important considerations to help narrow down the options and find a rebar bender that meets both your power output and rebar-bending capacity.
As with any machine with a mass of moving parts, regular lubrication is essential. And that means all holes on the turntable and all bolts should also be regularly tightened.
If your rebar machine is exposed to the elements, keep it covered in thick canvas cloth when not in use.